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Lean Hogs Apr '19 (HEJ19)

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Lean Hogs Futures Market News and Commentary

Hogs See Gains in Back Months

Lean Hog futures settled Monday mixed, with nearby June down 62.5 cents and deferred contracts steady to 75 cents higher. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 38 cents from the previous day @ $84.59 on May 16. The weekly update to the Fresh Bacon Index shows a price of $168.17/cwt, up $12.78 from the week prior. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up $1.26 at $86.53 on Monday afternoon. All primals were reported higher. The national average base hog was 23 cents lower on Monday, at an average weighted price of $80.92. Estimated FI hog slaughter was 472,000 head for Monday. That was 12,000 head above the previous week and 14,000 above the same day last year. Jun 19 Hogs closed at $91.750, down $0.625, Jul 19 Hogs closed at $93.000, unch, Aug 19 Hogs closed at $94.450, up $0.500 --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Lean Hogs
Contract Size
40,000 pounds
Tick Size
0.025 cents per pound ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
8:30a.m. - 1:05p.m. (Settles 1:00p.m.) CST
Exchange
CME
Point Value
$400
Margin/Maintenance
$2,420/2,200
First Notice Date
04/12/19
Expiration Date
04/12/19 (expired)

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Lean Hogs Apr '19
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Apr Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of May 14, 2019

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Commercials - Long / Short
97,017 (-2,135)
162,299 (-6,710)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
108,659 (-3,643)
43,095 (+479)
Producers - Long / Short
24,832 (+1,035)
147,824 (-5,647)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
61,789 (-510)
4,079 (+1,597)
Managed Money - Long / Short
68,584 (-2,164)
16,810 (+1,090)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
40,075 (-1,479)
26,285 (-611)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
63.150 +25.57%
on 03/13/19
81.750 -3.00%
on 03/27/19
+15.650 (+24.59%)
since 03/12/19
3-Month
52.250 +51.77%
on 02/20/19
81.750 -3.00%
on 03/27/19
+11.950 (+17.74%)
since 01/11/19
52-Week
52.250 +51.77%
on 02/20/19
81.750 -3.00%
on 03/27/19
+9.775 (+14.06%)
since 04/12/18

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Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 48% Buy with a Average short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Longer term, the trend strength is Strong. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 79.517
1st Resistance Point 79.408
Last Price 79.300s
1st Support Level 79.133
2nd Support Level 78.967

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52-Week High 81.750
Last Price 79.300s
Fibonacci 61.8% 70.481
Fibonacci 50% 67.000
Fibonacci 38.2% 63.519
52-Week Low 52.250

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